Deirdre Heenan: Donaldson and the DUP persist in digging their own political grave
The party is painting the upcoming election as ‘a battle for Northern Ireland’, but its own strategy suggests a deep-seated desire for self-destruction
Elections in Northern Ireland are usually high-octane affairs, typically billed as ground-breaking, or momentous. The ocean of cynicism that surrounds the North’s political system means that large swathes of the electorate are reluctant to buy into these dramatics. Isn’t this just another routine poll in a small, hapless, devolved power-sharing legislature? Hardly earth-shattering. We go through this pantomime every time we cast our vote.
You do not have to be very old to remember the ...